Category: Labor

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Jane Slaughter: Behind China’s Wildcat Strike Wave

China is the world center of wildcat strikes—given that no strike in China is officially allowed under the law

Micah Uetricht: Chicago teachers demonstrate a new approach to organising

A strike by Chicago teachers shows how unions can resist the dismantling of public education

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Jeremy Brecher: If Not Now, When? A Labor Movement Plan to Address Climate Change

Labor can lead the struggle for a more just and sustainable economy and put itself back on the right side of history

Martha Woodall: Phila. Students Protest Canceling of Contract

Hundreds of high school students went on “strike” Wednesday to support their teachers

Russell Saltamontes: A Union County

Decades of workplace and community organizing to improve the standard of living for working-class people finally reached a point of direct confrontation with local elites

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Steve Early: What North American Unions Can Learn From Labor Organizers Abroad

Workers can think and act like trade unionists even if they don’t have a union contract

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Robert Reich: Why the Economy is Still Failing Most Americans

Conservatives believe the economy functions better if the rich have more money and everyone else has less. But they’re wrong. It’s just the opposite

TeleSUR English: Venezuela Takes Over Clorox Factory

On Friday, the Venezuelan government initiated a takeover of the abandoned Clorox factory calling an assembly of the company’s 475 workers to reactivate the plant’s activities

Kate Jenkins: The Freelancer Economy is Here. Should We Celebrate?

Early this month, the Freelancers Union released the results of an Edelman study which found that an astounding 34 percent of the U.S. workforce is now comprised of “freelancers”

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Richard D. Wolff: Four-Day Workweeks: Change for the Better?

Changes in the capitalist system’s operating procedures, rules and regulations are always presented as if they were in everyone’s interest

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